In the world of Jupiter Ascending, humans are but pawns in an intergalactic hierarchy whose overlords reside in the House of Abrasax. In fact, Earth is merely a laboratory under the administration of aliens. These aliens are waiting for human evolution to reach a state of Darwinian perfection, at which point the specimens may be harvested for a valuable serum. But if that seems a lot to chew on, matters are complicated when the matriarch of Abrassax dies, leaving the kingdom wondering who might fill this precarious power vacuum.
Enter Jupiter Jones, played by Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted), whose genetic make-up casts her as the true heir to the throne. Despite living amongst humans, Jupiter’s destiny extends beyond Earth and sent to guide her through this journey is interplanetary warrior Caine Wise, played by Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher, White House Down). So ensues a series of action-packed sequences to keep audiences glued to their seats. And if the Matrix trilogy was anything to go by, you won’t need to be a sci-fi nut to get the most out of this epic blockbuster.
Jupiter Ascending movie UK release date: 6th February.
Best cinemas showing Jupiter Ascending in London:
Central: Where to see Jupiter Ascending in Central London: The BFI IMAX
But as one of the best cinemas in London, the BFI is a must-visit for aspiring film professionals and film-fanatics alike. Every year it screens on an idiosyncratic mix of classic, independent and non-English language films as part of its carefully curated line-up of seasons and retrospectives.
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West: Where to see Jupiter Ascending in West London: The Lounge, Whiteleys
The Lounge, Whiteleys is an Odeon like no other: under-18s are banned and and customers treated to a luxury cinema experience. Should you need a top-up, the chairs are equipped with buttons to call waiting staff during the film. Luxury indeed.
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South: Where to see Jupiter Ascending in South London: The Ritzy (free student screening via E4 Slackers Club)
Brixton's historic Ritzy is known for its relaxed atmosphere and eclectic programme of art-house films, documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters. The range of craft beers on offer make The Ritzy a cut above the rest.
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If none of our suggestions take your fancy, check out the complete movie listings for Jupiter Ascending in London: Jupiter Ascending film times, London
|Where||The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane , London, SW2 1JG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Brixton (underground)|
06 Feb 15 – 31 Mar 15, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to go to Jupiter Ascending's IMDB page.|